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Aatrox Build Guide by PrizmSnipe

Middle Aatrox Build | Twitch TV Hellerup

By PrizmSnipe | Updated on January 18, 2020
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Legend: Alacrity
Last Stand

Second Wind

+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+8 Magic Resist


1 2
to dominate lane
LoL Summoner Spell: Flash


LoL Summoner Spell: Ignite


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Top Lane
Ranked #52 in
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Win 49%
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Champion Build Guide

Aatrox Build | Twitch TV Hellerup

By PrizmSnipe


DGK Who is DenGyldneKage? DenGyldneKage is a ALL LANE PLAYER: Hello, I am the creator of all these guides, i'm danish therefor my english could be read wrong in some cases, but I believe you understand 99% of my sentences. I make guides because I think it's cool to bring some awesome guides out there with a pretty good build! This introduction text will appear on all of my guides, because I believe it's alright to let people who decide to read your guides instead of just looking at what to build as first items etc, get's to know who's making the guides and who's also got impact on my guides.

DGK Who is Kurtdenstore21? Kurtdenstore21 is a TOPLANER: He is a danish player, who got to Challenger playing only Tryndamere which would make him a so called "OTP/One Trick Pony", and also one of my best friends IRL. Not only being one of my best friends IRL, he's also a phenomenal Tryndamere player, and I believe him to be in TOP 3 as Trynd in the world. That would also make my guides build a bit more stable in terms of it being good. Kurt is always trying to find new builds that works even better, so stay tuned for secret builds! He test his builds in Master ELO.

DGK Who is Godbro? Godbro is a MIDLANER: He is a danish player, The guy who's the reason that "Nidalee too tanky" meme came to life through xPeke by juking(Dodge) the abilities of his Xerath."Too Tanky" he's also a guy who got 4 Challenger Jackets because he had 4 accounts in TOP 10 EUW at the same time, that also means he knows something about the game, and some of my guides are based off his build that works with him. I don't believe you could go wrong with using his build, his builds are just different to most, which could make it harder for some to use.


If you do like my guide and it helped you, feel free to give it a upvote, that also helps me and my guide in the ladder system! I will do my best to make great builds on Mobafire, which is a site people tend to see as a joke.


If you think something should be added to the guide, then feel free to come up with suggestions, but I do not respons to commands like "Add [???] otherwise your build is weird" or similar. But I do take note of suggestions!


I realized making guides, people tend to want to attack your guide if you don't use a build they don't like. Simply proceed to move on if you don't like my build. Nothing is wrong if it's obviously not a troll guide. Like it or leave it!

- What are the benefits of playing this champion?

+ Awesome Walk Animation
+ Extra AD ~ More DMG
+ Resurrection
+ High Damage Potential
+ Outplay potential
+ Great Engage + Dive
+ CC
+ Utility

Playing Aatrox, you mainly go him TOPLANE. The strong things about Aatrox, The World Ender - Would be around his ability to make great engages, and with his Ultimate, he's a greater threat to the enemy, than thought so. Despite the fear he creates around him, he also walk in style - His abilities can catch people and he's fairly tanky despite AD items.

- What are the drawbacks of playing this champion?

- Movement Speed Increase..
- Ultimate Reliant - Outplayed
- Visual on Abilities
- Build Knowledge
- Kite
- Skill - New? -> 20x Normals

Playing Aatrox, you would need a great mind, to explore the world, without getting ended.. No pun intended.. But with pros, comes cons. The extra movementspeed con, is also compared to the last Aatrox, while it last for 1 second, it used to be better. His ultimate that he would rely on in a 1v1, can be outplayed really well - You would need to play Aatrox where you outsmart opponents.

vs Fighter

vs Tank
Meanwhile, we know that TOPLANE is a lane "meant" for tanks, you find bruisers once in a while - And in our recommended build, we want to go Youmuu's Ghostblade as the first item, is because of how effective it is as a first item. Deals great dmg, nice armor penetration & movementspeed. If we do struggle in TOPLANE, and our opponent is a hard tank, we could go Black Cleaver as the first item, instead of the Youmuu's Ghostblade and that is because of the sustain it delivers. We will get both items, but to play smarter, you need to buy smarter - and be smarter.

Aattrox's Choice of Boots

Sorcerer's Shoes Boots: Would there ever be a time where you would choose these boots over anything? Not really. Actually, you should never ever even try to buy these boots on Aatrox, since he don't scale on any AP items & therefore it's useless. You would be labeled "Troll" and probably end up reported, so don't get this :D!
Ninja Tabi Boots: These boots are probably the main boots for Aatrox. We would want to go these boots almost 80% of the time, and that is because of how great they are. Giving us the armor and lower AA dmg. It's the best boots for Aatrox if they have lots of AA strength / or AD strength in general.
Crowd Control
Mercury's Treads Boots: If they do have a lot of AP or an dangerous amount of Crowd Control, you would want these. And that is because of what the boots delivers, less dmg & CC power on you, it's the second choice of boots next to Ninja Tabi that you want to get. Since Aatrox likes to consume DMG.
Ionian Boots of Lucidity Boots: These could be a potential good thing to buy on Aatrox, but it would not be better than the other boots, but if the days happened, and you destroyed your lane ~ 2/0 in 5mins in lower elo, it could be worth a try.

FLASH: This is good if you: want to win games. Flash is always a must on most champs, and something we can't change! There is simply too many plays and escapes that's possible with Flash, so always go with Flash.
IGNITE: This is good if you: want your opponent to respect you, and if you want to get gold from kills. Ignite is almost always a pick when it comes to being in the midlane. There are so many possible plays and ways to get that gold from kills, and we wanna stay close to what we're "gucci" with! but in TOPLANE, I guess we wanna go with Teleport. It would only be recommended to go with Ignite if you're extremely confident in destroying your lane.
GHOST: This is good if you: want to lose the game. Nah that's a joke, but I don't think you want to pick Ghost on Aatrox, but it's always worth giving it a try! But at least should be done in Normal games or Custom games, since it would be too risky, to go with something unfamiliar in ranked games. Ghost have it's downsides and upsides, the downsides could be around the fact, that most toplaners don't pick ghost, and that Teleport just is too efficient.

TELEPORT: This is good if you: want to help your team, that loses, as an example, it could be the botlane, where you would TP botlane and help them out. You also got a lot of pressure on the lanes, and that's a terrifying thing when you're a champ with such abilities as Neeko, to the enemies. You should only take this, if you got a lot of knowledge on how to use TP in the right way. Also it's our recommended Summoners Spell, to go. So keep this, and go learn the game!
CLEANSE: This is good if you: are facing a lot of CC. Cleanse as a summoners spell is also seen around, and not a rare sight in the higher elo. But despite the fact that you may avoid CC, you would still pick Teleport as it's better overall. You would want to learn to outplay your opponent using Aatrox's different abilities.
HEAL: This is good if you: want to lose the game. Actually don't take this, never take this, unless you're playing a troll game - or a test / bot game and what not. Heal can't compare to all the other Summoner Spells, in any way.
Taste of Blood is just perfect for Aatrox's kit and the healing that Aatrox is known for being "nasty" for. It's beating the also famous dark harvest a little better in terms of matchups & lane destroyal.

Second Wind we can say that, this goes hand in hand with his kit, and our trades get's a little easier. We want the sustain it offers, and from there we can also get our gold.

Revitalize we want to have great survivability and get the healing it offers. It's a great rune to use on him, compared to the others in the same category.

Deathbringer Stance (Passive): Passive - Deathbringer Stance
HEALHeals for bonus physical damage dealt to anything ⇒ Heals for 25% of the damage dealt when stabbing a minion (healing vs. other targets unchanged)

The Darkin Blade (Q): Aatrox slams his greatsword down, dealing physical damage. He can swing three times, each with a different area of effect.

Aatrox slams his greatsword down, dealing physical damage. The Darkin Blade may be re-cast 2 additional times, each one increasing in damage.Each strike can hit with the Edge, briefly knocking enemies up and dealing more damage.

DAMAGE TO MINIONS50-100% (levels 1-18) ⇒ 40% at all levels

SHAPESPLITTER (W): Aatrox smashes the ground, dealing damage to the first enemy hit. Champions and large monsters have to leave the impact area quickly or they will be dragged to the center and take the damage again.

Aatrox smashes the ground, dealing physical damage to the first enemy hit and slowing enemies. Champions or Large Monsters have slow to leave the impact area or be dragged back and damaged again.


Umbral Dash (E): Aatrox lunges, gaining attack damage.

Passive: Aatrox heals for % of physical damage he deals.
Active: Aatrox lunges, briefly gaining Attack Damage. 2 charges.

World Ender (R): Aatrox unleashes his demonic form, gaining attack damage and movement speed. Upon taking lethal damage, Aatrox will revive instead of dying, healing for a percentage of his maximum health.

Aatrox reveals his true demonic form for the next seconds, fearing nearby minions and gaining: Increased movement speed for the first 1 second, and when not in combat with champions or turrets.Increased Attack Damage. | REMOVED: Revival, but MASSIVE healing.


"I must destroy even hope…"

Once honored defenders of Shurima against the Void, Aatrox and his brethren would eventually become an even greater threat to Runeterra, and were defeated only by cunning mortal sorcery. But after centuries of imprisonment, Aatrox was the first to find freedom once more, corrupting and transforming those foolish enough to try and wield the magical weapon that contained his essence. Now, with stolen flesh, he walks Runeterra in a brutal approximation of his previous form, seeking an apocalyptic and long overdue vengeance.

If you want to read more on Aatrox's Lore then click the following: Aatrox's Lore

This is simply all the different terms and slangs used in Leauge of Legends, explained

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top, mid, bottom = the lanes in LoL.
river = The river which cuts across the map diagonally in Summoners Rift
baron, nashor, worm = the big worm like boss that gives a noticeable buff to the whole team when killed. The big red skull on the minimap
dragon = the powerful neutral creep that provides gold and experience to the entire team. Located on the river near the bottom lane
jungle = The mass of trees and paths that exist between the lanes

ace= all of the enemy team is dead for the moment. Beware spawn times but now is an excellent time to push.
aoe = area of effect, an ability which covers an area, rather than a single character.
AP = Ability Power. The stat which boosts the effectiveness of abilities.
aura = A 'passive' which applies not only to the hero who has it, but also to heroes within the given range for the aura. A shareable passive.
bd/backdoor= To attack the enemies towers and base without the cover of your creeps there
brush = The large grass in LoL which causes your hero to be hidden to people outside of the brush
buff = Typically a temporary increase to some stat(s)
carry = A character who, if played properly, wins late game fights for a team. Typically these heroes are weak early game and require a lot of farming.
CC = crowd control. Moves that interfere with the other champions actions such as stun, fear, knockbacks/ups and blind.
]CD= Cool down, the time between using abilities.
champion = The particular character that you as the summoner control
dd = direct damage ability. Typically DDs are unavoidable: Click ability, click target, profit. For example: Annie's Q fireball.
Disable = A Disable is a debuff that usually prevents some kind of action on the player. Stuns, roots, silences are all examples of disables
DOT = Damage over time.
dps = Damage per second. Also referes to characters who job it is to deal damage (As opposed to support and tanks)
executed= killed by a tower with no enemy hero receiving credit for it
Farm = Farming involves the amassing of gold for player. This is usually best done by killing a lot of creeps and killing them very quickly. Certain Heroes like Ashe and Tristana are great farmers: The first has a +gold passive, and the latter has an AOE passive.
feed = A player who dies constantly feeds the other team (via the gold reward for killing someone). Being called a feeder is not a compliment. A player who is fed has a lot of kills.
grass = see brush
harass - to annoy the enemy with small bursts of non lethal damage, often forcing them to go heal or be set up for a gangk.
hero = non-canon name for a champion
humiliation= killed by a creep with no enemy hero receiving credit for it
IAS= Increased Attack Speed
juke, juking = When being chased, juking is to fool your pursuers. Typically this happens in the jungle. A successful juke could range from eluding the enemy by exploiting line of sight, or could simply cause the enemy to mistarget a spell.
jungle = to attack neutral creeps, allowing for 2 solo lanes and better ganking.
lane = the road like expanses that contain towers and lead to and from the bases
last hit = Getting the very last hit, or killing blow.
MR= Magic Resist. Works as armor against magic abilities, reducing the damage.
ms = movement speed
neutrals = The creep-enemies who live in the jungle
neuts = neutrals
passive = An ability which is not activated but helps a character. For example, Morgana's passive allows her to heal a small % of the damage her spells inflict. Passives usually apply only to the hero who has them.
pbaoe = point blank area of affect. The area of effect is centered around the caster such as Nunu's Ultimate or any aura. (not widely used)
Proc = refers to a weapon, item or ability activating with the "Chance on Hit" or "Chance on Use" effect (an ability or a spell). "Programmed Random OCcurence"
Root = A debuff which prevents any movement by a champion (summoner spells excluded)
Silence = A debuff which prevents any abilities being used by a champion (summoner spells excluded)
skillshot = an ability that fires a projectile that can be dodged. For example: Morgana's cage, Ashe's ultimate arrow
Snowball = an item that grows with kills, that can quickly become very dangerous unless kept in checked by death.
Stun = A debuff which prevents any action by a champion (summoner spells excluded)
summoner = Your representation in the game. Essentially you are the puppet master of your selected Champion and you have your own summoner abilities along with the champion's abilities.
support = Characters who job it is to support other characters: Healers, buffers, etc
tank = Character with a lot of HP and likely armor/resistance. Whose job is to initiate battles with the enemy players/turrets as to draw damage onto himself.
tp - summoner spell teleport used to traverse the map "I'll tp back in"
ult = ultimate ability. The R Ability.
unique = In LoL certain auras/passive are unique, meaning they do not stack.

adjudicator = Either an older beta tester, or a beta tester whose skill in game or feedback out of game have been noted.
Council = Very competitive players with added influence on the game's development
Emissary = trusted forum member, and guide.
Wrenchman = Proven tech help provider
tl;dr = Too Long Didn't Read, as many of you may say about this post
qft= quoted for truth
IP = Influence Points, the in game money that anyone can earn by playing
RP= Riot Points, in game money purchased with U.S. Dollars
OP= Overpowered or Original Poster, the thread creator
UP= underpowered, or the direction opposite down
ITT= “I think that” or “in this thread”
QQ = meaning to tell some one to quit, often as a rage quit. Coincidentally depicts a set of crying eyes and has also come to mean "cry more"
build = how a champion and its summoner is built. For champions this may includes the items one buys on a champion, and the order one gets a champion's skills. For summoners, this refers to their masteries and rune selections.
burst = A large volume of damage done quickly and typically then very little sustained follow up damage.
deny, denies= Basically last hitting your own creep. This mechanic does not exist in LoL. In Dota this would prevent the other from earning the gold and experience for killing the creep.
disc, dc = disconnect from a game.
Dota = Defense of the the Ancients. A mod for War3 that virtually launched the moba genre
Elo = The score a person has in the Ranking system.
leave, leaver = To quit a game before it is over.
mastery, masteries = The talent-tree system of LoL
moba = multiplayer online battle arena
raqequit = To quit a game in anger (Being killed, losing)
runes = Refers to LoL's rune system, however this term is overloaded and some players also refer to sigils as runes
scrim= short for scrimmage. A scrim is a practice match, usually before one of the teams go into a more serious 'ladder' match.
skin = Items that give a Champion a new look (Costumes, clothes, etc)
smurf = a low level account for an experienced player to face lower opponents
talents = A non-canon term for masteries
vent = Ventrilo. It is voice communication software used to coordinate as a team. Riot has its own vent server which it offers to players for convenience.

b = back, fall back, they're coming for you
back = fall back, they're coming for you
bait - to deliberately appear in a position to be easily ganged so as to lure 1 or more players to be gangked by your team "go bait them in to the jungle"
base, basing = going back to base
bp, pill, pilling = blue pilling, going back to base
care = be careful, they may be coming for you
d, defend - to sit at a tower and/or inhibitor and attempt to avoid confrontation while stopping the enemy from killing the objective "I'm gonna d mid"
DD (alternative)= don't die. Also sometimes direct damage
focus = To target a player. Meaning that as a team you all will all focus on a specified hero to kill first.
gank - to go (often with more than one player) to try and kill an enemy, often by surprise "lets gank bottom" . An Ambush
heal - either the summoner spell, a champion ability, or the act of returning to base to regenerate HP and mana "you should heal"
Kite= to draw a hero away from a comfort zone such as tower or allies and into a gank, creepwave, or other painful situation
lom = low on mana
miss, mia = Missing, missing in action. Commonly used to describe when a hero is missing from a lane and may indicate to the team that a gank may happen.
oom = out of mana
pot = potion (sometimes elixirs too)
push - to gather up a creep wave and attempt to destroy an enemy tower "I'm going to push bottom"
QQ = meaning to tell some one to quit, often as a rage quit. Coincidentally depicts a set of crying eyes and has also come to mean "cry more"
raqequit = To quit a game in anger (Being killed, losing)
shop,buy = To go back to base to go shopping, can mean you should shop or they are shopping

gg = good game.
gj = good job.
gl hf - good luck, have fun, usually an encouraging sportsmanlike phrase said before a game,
disc, dc = disconnect from a game.
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